*Hye-ja Moon’s Art of Drawing –The display of a dancing girl
*The display of a dancing girl has two significant meanings in form and content. First, in content, the display of a dancing girl goes along with each theme of a work which follows that of the music. Then, I place three dancing girls, one on each vertex of a triangle on the canvas. It takes a role of breaking the mold of the rectangular frame of a canvas.
*As the element of a dancing girl has a significant role and meaning in the work, I pay heed not to lose the first purple drawing of the dancers and its tension and for them to float along the weightless space even when lots of stories are colorfully painted around them.
*I respect my first brush work. When I draw the dancers, I finish the drawing in no time at all from head to toe with one brushstroke counting on my own. I keep the first drawing without correcting or rubbing out a mistake even the figures are drawn somewhat clumsy once in a while. That is the consistent point which I push in the work of art. If the drawing is corrected or re-painted, the speed and tension of the first drawing would slow or melt. It doesn’t fit for the expression of music and lacks energy.
*Such confidence on the first brushwork would come from my old habits while I was a sculptor. In those days, I chanted “the confidence in uncertainty “slogan sculpting logs. In case of wood sculpting, once carving out of a log one cannot put the left-over back to the log. Moreover, I should cherish or abandon it when I come across a knot in the log through the spontaneous re-construction of the work. I am always confident of my deed and need wisdom and will to improvised response even in the time of unexpected moments.
*I believe music offers energy to life. In a concert, musical players make their audience indulge into their music through the passionate players’ tension and composure, and joy and sorrow. In order to represent the energy that such music offers on a canvas, I try to frankly paint the tension, passion, inexorable speed, and hesitancy through the display of dancing girls. In recent days, I work with a new pair of reading glasses on as I want to paint more various expressions like being clunky to acute.
*Finally, in addition to the two meanings mentioned first, the figures of dancing girls in all the works of mine, as dissonances in the contemporary music, are the elements of waking the feeling up which sleeps in us by looming up in the work.
*Artist Hye-ja Moon, 1 October, 2011